Friday, July 19, 2013

Talcum powder link to cancer

So I run across articles about Ovarian Cancer just in case there is a new study or research going, but I didn't expect to hear about talcum powder increasing the risk of Ovarian Cancer. The problem is not that the talcum causes cancer directly but that the particles can travel into a woman’s body and cause inflammation, which allows cancer cells to flourish.

My first thought when I read things like this is whether or not it is credible, but it showed up in the UK Daily Mail (sometimes they are a bit "tabloid-y but they also do interesting articles) and the results were published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, showed regularly applying the powder particles after bathing or showering raised the risk of an ovarian tumour by 24 per cent.

The American Cancer Society has the best summary IMO.

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